Panel Discussion/Talk

(IM)POSSIBLE BABY: Art, Ethics & Biology

Friday, April 5, 2024
6:30 – 8:30PM

Artist Ai Hasegawa addresses key societal dilemmas and ethical questions through her speculative design projects. Her artistic works draw on technological and biological concepts, such as (Im)Possible Baby, which imagines a future in which same-sex couples are able to conceive children genetically related to both parents. At this talk, hear from Hasegawa about her unique artistic vision, as well as Ilene Gutman, Deputy Director of National and International Outreach at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the world’s first museum devoted to art made by women. New Worlds: Women to Watch 2024 features works by 28 emerging international artists, including Hasegawa. The works, which imagine a myriad of alternate realities, reflect varied perspectives and cultural viewpoints from women around the globe. The exhibition is on view in the museum in Washington, DC from April 14 through August 11, 2024.

Image credits: Ai Hasegawa, (Im)Possible Baby, Case 01: Asako & Moriga, 2015; Digital photo prints and videos, dimensions variable; Courtesy of the artist.